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Mingle with Picasso and company: Because artists have long loved the Côte d'Azur, it's blessed with superb art museums, including the Fondation Maeght in St-Paul and the Musée Picasso in Antibes.

Soak up the scene in St-Tropez: Brave the world's most outlandish fishing port in high summer, but don't forget the sunglasses and sunblock.

Experience “reel life” in Cannes:Get your film fix during the glitzy Cannes International Film Festival, or put yourself in the picture by taking a selfie on the Allée des Étoiles (Stars' Walk).

Take in the views from Èze: An island in the sky, Èze has some of the most breathtaking views this side of a NASA space capsule.

Get a sense of the Old Riviera in Nice: With its bonbon-color palaces, blue chair–lined promenade, and time-stained Old Town, this is one of France's most colorful cities.

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